Since commencement to date, the resort has witnessed guests visiting this place, again and again, year after year to not only experience luxury but also the powdery smooth white sands and relaxing turquoise lagoons. Anantara offers a chance to scuba dive among pleasant reefs, enjoy the movies under the stars, parasail in the long stretch of cloudless skies, rejuvenate in the magical spa, or wine and dine below the ocean. What makes this property exceptionally different is its local Maldivian accents and Anantara’s very own Thai touches which merge seamlessly throughout the modern villas. Its grand wooden furnishings match contemporary amenities, and Instagram-worthy outdoor spaces feature lavish private pools, traditional swings, alfresco bathtubs, and overwater hammocks that are certain to never want to make one leave.
Comfort meets class
The start of the dreamy holiday at Anantara Kihavah, Maldives, takes place with a flight over hypnotic shades of blue, as the guests are transported right to the Baa Atoll island archipelago. The property is aptly located for the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime experience! Most importantly, owing to the abundance of plankton and krill that accumulates in Hanifaru Bay in the months of May to November, visitors get the opportunity to witness the annual migration of these mysterious huge oceanic creatures as they feed. Friendly and curious, they mostly swim close to snorkellers, always managing to evade direct contact the last moment – making for an unforgettable, extraordinary memory. When here, the guests end up spending most of the time just getting lost among Anantara’s gorgeous grounds. The sandy pathways wind through vibrant palm tree plantations and filed orchid gardens, which together as well as individually make the sight and vibe unlike anything else. Perfect as a romantic getaway; especially for honeymooners, the hidden villas and tropical vegetation stretched over the waters of the island’s lagoon, it proves right to say that Anantara Kihavah is one of the most private, cosy, and intimate Maldivian resorts. Each of the beach villas is positioned directly on the island’s shoreline – adorned with neutral décor and accentuated by hardwood flooring which makes the living space appear light and fresh throughout the day. The best part? The open-air restroom, which is nothing but an epitome of extravagance, designed with a deep bathtub resting over a pond feature. Interestingly, every suite has a chic outdoor veranda, complemented with a private plunge pool for warm, summery afternoons.
Embark on a gastronomical voyage
At Anantara Kihavah resort, the main talking point is the Sea.Fire.Salt.Sky dining complex. Featuring four floors, each level is host to a range of restaurants, all of which offer diverse gastronomic experience. The one at the lowest level, ‘Sea’, is first of its kind underwater restaurant, where visitors can gaze at the ocean marine life whilst enjoying courses. Rest of the courses serve a mix of fresh shellfish, seafood, teppanyaki, and traditional Maldivian cooking. This plush resort is also home to two more gourmet restaurants, Manzaru and Plates, both which host poolside dining and candlelit dinners. Anantara’s special ‘Dining by Design’ facility means that the resort’s kitchen staff can be appointed to cook for any location that guests’ desire, be it on the villa’s private terrace or at the beach. Moreover, with the Indian Ocean right at the edge, the property offers an array of water activities for guests with different choices, like kayaking, snorkelling, and windsurfing. A completely equipped fitness centre along with tennis courts are facilitated for visitors keen on staying fit. Additionally, the spa space is lavishly decked with six over water treatment suites. The resort has hired professional therapists that offer a refreshing mix of treatments curated from natural ingredients, including facials, massages, and scrubs.
Visit to believe
The property has been designed in a way that it’s certain to awaken wanderlust. For explorers, great adventures await at Maldives’ Anantara Kihavah that promises to provide reminiscences of life-affirming moments, all whilst absorbing and observing stargazing encounters!